Burkhead was carted off the field with a knee injury in the third quarter of Sunday's affair, and the Patriots believed soon after the contest that he will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL.
The simple answer is no. After nine starts, the former MVP has proven to not be the savior in New England. The expectations of Newton were through the roof once the former Carolina Panthers quarterback signed in New England.
Any playoff hopes the Patriots had are now all but faded after a disappointing loss to Houston yesterday. Here are the ups and downs from Week 11. Ups Damiere Byrd After the spotlight was focused on Jakobi Meyers during the past few weeks, Damiere Byrd has flown under the radar, but yesterday, he had a big day!
Patriots running back Rex Burkhead left Sunday’s loss to the Texans with a knee injury and the fear after the game was that he tore his ACL. Confirmation on that initial diagnosis won’t come on Monday.
Cam Newton has six games left on his one-year deal with the Patriots. Appearing Monday on WEEI’s The Greg Hill Show, Newton was asked a simple question: Does he have interest in staying with the team beyond this season?
The New England Patriots fell to 4-6 on Sunday, erasing any momentum they had gained from beating the Baltimore Ravens in Week 10. They fell to a Houston Texans team that had only previously beaten the Jacksonville Jaguars (twice)...
COMMENTARY Five takeaways from the Patriots’ 27-20 reality check of a loss to the Texans, which looks like the death knell for the fleeting playoff hopes of Bill Belichick and Cam Newton… Bad teams find ways to lose.
First reported by Jeff Howe, the Patriots have informed Derek Rivers that he’s being released. Rivers has had a disappointing time in New England following a number of injury-plagued years with the team.
New England Patriots cornerback J.C. Jackson has made great strides through his first three NFL seasons, and you could make the argument that he has been one of the best defensive backs in the league this year.